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James Flavin (James William Flavin Jr.)

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Biography

Portland, Maine, USA
Although he graduated from West Point, James Flavin decided on an acting career instead of the military. After touring with several stock and repertory companies, he arrived in Hollywood and broke into films in the early 1930s. A fast-talking, granite-jawed Irishman, Flavin appeared in hundreds of films during his career and was often cast as a big-city homicide detective, street cop, prison guard or Marine sergeant. One of Flavin's closest friends, oddly enough, was legendary cheapo producer Sam Katzman. Read more...

Actor

Character: First Mate on Yacht

The Most Dangerous Game 1932

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Character: Man with Radio Report

Air Mail 1932

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Character: Bob - Pilot

Bright Eyes 1934

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Character: Alumni President

Gift of Gab 1934

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Character: Yankee Guard

The Littlest Rebel 1935

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Character: MP #2

Rendezvous 1935

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Character: Henry - Chauffeur

Man on the Flying Trapeze 1935

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Character: Detective #2

My Man Godfrey 1936

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Character: Ship's Officer

Born to Dance 1936

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Character: Guard Announcing Jailbreak

San Quentin 1937

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Character: Marine Who Likes Painting

Live, Love and Learn 1937

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Character: Timmie's Agent

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry 1937

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Character: Policeman in Accident Car

Blondie 1938

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Character: Guard Yelling 'Halt!'

The Shopworn Angel 1938

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Character: Melody Theater Doorman

Sweethearts 1938

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Character: Policeman Guarding Entrance

Fast and Furious 1939

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Character: Coast Guard Man on Road

When Tomorrow Comes 1939

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Character: Army Assistant Coach

Knute Rockne All American 1940

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Character: Parking Attendant at Fat Dutchy's

Brother Orchid 1940

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Character: Roaring 90's Club Doorman

It All Came True 1940

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Character: Buck Miller

Youth Will Be Served 1940

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Character: Attractive Woman's Escort

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1941

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Character: Buck - Truck Driver

Ziegfeld Girl 1941

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Character: Ticket Inspector on Boat

The Strawberry Blonde 1941

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Character: Orderly About to Give Bath

Manpower 1941

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Character: Sheriff Bud Connolly

Pot o' Gold 1941

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Character: Abilene Fight Announcer

Texas 1941

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Character: Bob Hackley

The People vs. Dr. Kildare 1941

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Character: Army Captain at White Army Tent

Great Guns 1941

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Character: Tomassetti

Affectionately Yours 1941

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Character: Detective in Cigar Store

Tall, Dark and Handsome 1941

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Character: Police Lt. Bardette

We Go Fast 1941

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Character: Union Army Veteran #1 on Caisson

Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942

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Character: George Corbett

Gentleman Jim 1942

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Character: Girl's Father

Reap the Wild Wind 1942

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Character: Railroad Detective #2

Ride 'Em Cowboy 1942

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Character: Merchant Marine School Lieutenant-Commander

Action in the North Atlantic 1943

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Character: Maj. A.M. Bagley

Air Force 1943

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Character: 1st Lt. Bill Gardner

Corvette K-225 1943

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Character: Cmdr. George Kalin

Murder on the Waterfront 1943

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Character: Det. McEveety

Laura 1944

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Character: Skeptic on Subway

Once Upon a Time 1944

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Character: Captain of Mobile Guard

Uncertain Glory 1944

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Character: Sgt. Wiggins

Abroad with Two Yanks 1944

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Character: Det. Lt. Workman

Conflict 1945

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Character: Streeter - Cattleman

San Antonio 1945

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Character: Flavin - Mate of the Quincy

Johnny Angel 1945

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Character: Detective Sgt. McFarland

Sentimental Journey 1946

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Character: Shake Thomas

Nobody Lives Forever 1946

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Character: Man Assigning Numbers at Dance Contest

The Hoodlum Saint 1946

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Character: Det. Lt. 'Mac' Hennessey

My Favorite Brunette 1947

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Character: Police Officer Reardon

Song of the Thin Man 1947

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Character: Hoatley - First Carnival Owner

Nightmare Alley 1947

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Character: First Mate at Ruth's Bar

The Babe Ruth Story 1948

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Character: Det. Lt. Boylan

Homicide 1949

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Character: Stan Caldwell

Mississippi Rhythm 1949

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Character: Mick - SP Commander

Operation Pacific 1951

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Character: Gen. Sterling

Jumping Jacks 1952

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Character: Coach Buck Holman

Trouble Along the Way 1953

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Character: Kelly - Policeman

The Eddie Cantor Story 1953

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Character: Detective Mulvaney

Francis Covers the Big Town 1953

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Character: Colonel Allison

Fighter Attack 1953

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Character: MP at Garden Party

The Wings of Eagles 1957

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Character: Wool Buyer

Wild Is the Wind 1957

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Character: Capt. Dennis

Beau James 1957

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Character: Ft. Robinson Sergeant of the Guard

Cheyenne Autumn 1964

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Character: Clarence Duntz

In Cold Blood 1967

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Character: Douglas Ward

Sam Benedict 1962

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Character: Deputy Mason

The Loretta Young Show 1953

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Character: Rocky Garver

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Fire Chief Hawkins

Mr. Novak 1963

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Character: Joe

Lassie 1954

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Character: Russ - Homicide Captain

Come Fill the Cup 1951

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Character: Gavin Marshall

Alcoa Theatre 1957

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Character: Morody

The Rifleman 1958

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Character: Judge Gherkin

The Real McCoys 1957

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Character: Officer Danny Robin

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Gov. Dirks' Aide

Screen Directors Playhouse 1955

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Character: Capt. Toomey

Law and Order 1976

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Character: Lt. James Poston

The Addams Family 1964

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Character: Gen. Levin

It Takes a Thief 1968

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Character: Police Capt. Michael J. Shanahan

The Last Hurrah 1958

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Character: Port Warden Fuller

Waterfront 1954

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Character: Perry Preston

Hazel 1961

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